Monthly Archives: February 2018

At Lenten Season, We Re-Enact Christ’s Desert Experience

An Awka Diocesan Catholic priest and the assistant Cathedral Administrator II of St Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Awka, Rev Fr. Polycarp Okoye, has described Lenten Season as a spiritual period during which the faithful re-enact the 40 days and 40 nights’ desert experience of Jesus Christ. Rev Fr. Okoye, who stated this in his homily of the concelebrated Holy Mass of ...

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Laity Council Awka Diocese Gets New Exco

An 11-Man team of new executive has been elected for the Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria, Awka Diocese, to sustain the formidable Laity Council which the Comrade Emma Ezeokafor led- exceptional executive built for the Church and the society. The new executive is expected to pilot the affairs of the Laity Council for a single term of four years. The ...

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NCWR Remembers Nigeria at Lenten Recollection

The Nigeria Conference of Women Religious (Awka Area) last Sunday, 18th February during their Lenten recollection, hosted by the Congregation of Daughters of Divine Love (DDL) at Arch-bishop Obiefuna Retreat and Pastoral Conference Center, Okpuno, Awka South Local Government Area solemnly called on God for His divine intervention on the peace of Nigeria. The recollection which had its theme as ...

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Aso Rock Visit: Kudos to Our Catholic Bishops

In their bid to ensure that the Federal Government returns the principles of democracy to the Nigerian citizenry, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria, under the aegis of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, paid a courtesy visit to the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Gen Muhammadu Buhari, to discuss the state of the nation. During the meeting attended ...

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Lost and Found

During my primary school days at Our Lady of Fatima Boys’ Primary School, Jos, there was a slang we used in tracing the owner of a lost article. That three-word slang is: Lost and found. Once upon a time, one of the pupils in my class 3A slept off while a mathematics lesson was going on. He was snoring like ...

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“No child should have to live in fear” – Pete

Hello pals, Hope you enjoyed our publication of ‘Benjamin, the Chinua of our time’. Lately, I was surfing the net and found a piece worth sharing, hope you will also find it interesting. “My earliest memory of my mum’s temper is from when I was a toddler and she was throwing books down the stairs at my dad. I was ...

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The Ash Wednesday and Valentine Day Merger

A few days ago, I visited the Fides Website where I watched one of my directors, Rev Fr Obinna Dike on Youtube explaining the true meaning of lent and I was completely bowled over. He explained it in a way I had never heard it taught before. Perhaps that was what spurred me into going out there to talk to ...

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Message of the Holy Father Francis for Lent 2018

The following is the Message of the Holy Father for Lent 2018 on the theme: “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24: 12). Message of the Holy Father “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24: 12) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once again, the Pasch ...

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Christless Christians, the Nigerian Story

Nigerians will never cease to amaze me. Daily, one sees, hears and reads things that can only happen in Nigeria; a land of a multitude of churches and even more supposed Christians. Yet, it is a country where the most bizarre lies are told; where the most heinous crimes are committed; where people will be praying with and for you ...

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Catholic Skater Yuna Kim Lights the Olympic Torch

Catholic Olympic gold-medalist Yuna Kim lit the torch at the Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Feb. 9. The Korean skating sensation has long expressed a desire to use her public role to share the light of Christ by witnessing to her Catholic faith in international competitions and performances. Kim was honored as the ...

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